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The Steele family will give a holiday concert at Bethel Highlands

The members of the singing Steele family are, clockwise from front left, Jevetta, Billy, Jearlyn, J.D. and Fred. The siblings will perform a holiday concert at Bethel Highlands on Saturday evening, Nov. 30. (Submitted photo)

Bethel Lutheran Church is hosting the Steele Family for a holiday concert on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Highlands campus. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, and are available online at or by calling the church office at (715) 386-8821.

“This is not a fundraiser,” said Bethel Pastor John Lestock. “The group often performs at venues where tickets are $75 each -- this concert is $15. We think it will be an enjoyable concert for the community.”

The Steeles are a family group of brothers and sisters that consist of J.D., Fred, Jearlyn, Jevetta, and Billy Steele. They have been singing together since they were young children growing up in Gary, Ind.

They began to develop their style and soul in Minneapolis in the 1980s with Prince and Jam and Lewis and Soul Asylum as the music scene began to develop in the city. The Steeles have earned every award that the music community has offered in the state of Minnesota in the past 20 years.

The Steeles have recorded and performed with Prince, Donald Fagen, Morgan Freeman, George Clinton, Kim Carnes, Blind Boys, James Cleveland, Mahalia Jackson and many others throughout there long and storied career. The family has traveled around the world in the musical "The Gospel At Colonus," including a Broadway run at the Lunt Fontanne theatre in 1988.

Their recent accomplishments include projects with corporate clients including Target, Best Buy, and Slumberland. They have been featured on national commercials as well as local spots and enjoy an international profile that has earned them a worldwide audience.

The Steeles have just performed their 20th holiday show at the Ordway Performing Arts Center in St. Paul. The Steeles have performed around me world including Carnegie Hall, Paris, London, Barcelona, Italy, South America, Moscow, and all around the United States.

The Steeles have also contributed music to several film soundtracks, including the documentary “Hoopdreams,” “Graffiti Bridge” and “Corrina Corrina.”

Each individual has released CDs and the Steeles have collectively released seven CDs. There national and international audience continues to grow. They recently released a new holiday CD entitled "A Christmas Celebration."